Wetland area of Tuscany

Water and Land Use

Climate change, alterations in land use, as well as demographic and economic developments are intensifying the strain on global freshwater resources. Concurrently, the demand for water is escalating, leading to instances in which drinking water in particular becomes scarce, precipitating conflicts over water utilization – both within Germany and worldwide. This progression entails substantial hazards to society and our ecosystems. In our research on the topic of “Water and Land Use,” we therefore investigate the development of strategies for the integrated management of water and land resources within the intricate web of social and natural dynamics.